There is an exceptional art gallery spread between three spaces that is open to the public from 8.30am–5.00pm weekdays or to Adelaide Town Hall patrons prior to events.

The Main Foyer hosts a dedicated program of exhibitions created by the City of Adelaide's Emerging Curator that is evocative and unique to the Adelaide Town Hall.

In partnership with Carclew for the Emerging Curator Program


Artists: Wilson Adam, Jasmine Duong, Jack McBride, Mia Wanganeen, Carly Dodd
1st Floor Gallery (Adelaide Town Hall)

This exhibition explores the identities of young people through representations of culture, political, social and sexual identity. Each artist represents a part of their identity in creative and meaningful ways. Knowing where we come from, who and what we love, that which we stand for and how we see ourselves helps to understand what makes up our identity. Understanding our identity is important because it is who we are. It makes us different. It makes us strong. 

Fighting society’s labels forced onto young people by stereotypes is a constant battle. Through this exhibition, a number of young people’s works are on display, expressing each young artist’s own representations of self. Art enables us to put who we are on to a canvas or in the focus of a lens. It allows us to stand up and unapologetically say 

“This is who I am.”


Artists: Mali Allen-Place, Rachel Anderson, Lawson Dodd
Reconciliation Room (Adelaide Town Hall)

This exhibition explores the notion that much of the Aboriginal, contemporary visual arts community, artists, exhibitions and collections we see are predominantly represented by Elders or established artists. There are not as many young, emerging Aboriginal artists represented highlighting a cultural and creative gap.

This exhibition aims to promote and lift young, South Australian Aboriginal artists, highlight their significance and the important role they play in beginning to fill this gap. Importantly this exhibition aims for young people to have opportunities to contribute to preserving and passing on their culture to other young people, through a variety of creative mediums. 


The Emerging Curator Program engages a recent curatorial arts graduate of contemporary visual arts and crafts to further support their professional pathway and applied development. It will enable an emerging curator the opportunity to undertake professional curatorial programming within the iconic Adelaide Town Hall gallery and the new City art space, Art Pod.

City of Adelaide is proud to support the Emerging Curator Program and is pleased to welcome Andrew Purvis as their fourth Emerging Curator. View our Emerging Curator profiles here

Sarah Feijen, Senior Coordinator Arts & Culture
Tel: 08 8203 7553
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